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Monthly Archives: December 2020

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last?

Shock absorbers are an integral component of your car in Lakewood, CO, Arvada, CO & Westminster, CO. They are responsible for ensuring that the tires remain in contact with the ground at all times. Shock absorbers also help with controlling the movement of the springs and the entire suspension. Below are some things that you should know about shock absorbers. What are Shock Absorbers? Shock absorbers are hydraulic pump-like devices whose primary function is to regulate the rebound movements of a car's suspension and springs. In addition to smoothening out vibrations and bumps, shock absorbers also keep the tires in firm contact with the ground to ensure safe control and breaking. How Long Do Shock Absorbers Last? Shock absorbers do not have a set expiration mileage or date. Their longevity depends on factors such as the number of miles that a car has covered, the conditions of the roads on which it is driven, and whether it is driven carefully or recklessly ... read more

Too Tired to Learn About Tires?

Too Tired to Learn About Tires?

Here’s some Snow Safe Advise If you’re like me, a tire is a tire is a tire.  They are black.  They are round.  They have grooves in them. Period. But Trent Pickering of Pickering’s Auto Service in Lakewood, CO – Arvada, CO – Westminster, CO says there’s much more to this very essential piece of safety equipment for your car. “The first thing to think about is this; do you really need snow tires?  If you live in Colorado, I would tell you quite possibly “yes”.  If you travel to the mountains from mid-Fall until late Spring, I’d most likely say “YES, YOU ABSOLUTLEY DO!” “At least an all season tire that is rated for M+S (Mud and Snow).” Ironically, “all-season” does not hold true in the extreme climate areas unless they are rated with M+S. “There’s a difference between all-season tires, all-season tires with M+S rating, and snow or winter tires. All-sea ... read more

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